Intoxicated Cop under close arrest following accident

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Quintin Anderson, 49 years, of Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara is now hospitalised after being struck down by a motor car driven by a Police Constable on the Stewartville Public Road, West Coast Demerara, last night.

The Constable, who is now under close arrest at the Leonora Police Station, was found to be above the legal alcohol limit.

Police said their investigations revealed that about 22:40hrs on Friday, the off duty rank was proceeding east along the northern carriageway of the road in Motor Car HC2850, of which he has a licence to operate, when Anderson allegedly crossed the road into the path of the vehicle and collided.

As a result of the impact, the pedestrian who fell onto the road surface and was picked up in a conscious state and taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he is currently admitted in a stable condition with a fractured left foot.

The policeman, 24 years, of Vreed-en-Hoop, W.C.D. is stationed in ‘A’ Division. He is assisting with the investigation.

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